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Lauren Beach 2Lauren Beach named one of "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by US Jaycees

Congratulations to JDP student Lauren Beach, JD, PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics (MCDB&G) candidate been named to the United States Junior Chamber's 2014 list of the 10 men and women under age 40 "who best exemplify the highest attributes of the nation's emerging generation." 

"Since the beginning of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans program, the US Jaycees have recognized young men and women who are truly dedicated to the world around them," said Fay Poissant, president. "Each class of winners represents the best of the best in a variety of categories, but they are all bound by one common belief: that service to humanity is the best work of life. I have no doubt that the 2014 recipients will continue to create positive change through their selflessness and willingness to create sustainable solutions in their communities." Read more about this honor.    

Student Notes to Be Published

JDP student Sarah Schenck, a JD, MPH in Environmental Health candidate; Grade Fleming, a JD, MA in Bioethics candidate; and Roma Patel, JD, MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy, will all have their student Notes published in upcoming law school journals. Schenck and Fleming will both be published in Volume 98, Issue 6 of the Minnesota Law Review. Schenck's Note is entitled "Maneuvering the Headwinds Facing Offshore Wind Development in the Great Lakes: Amending the Coastal Zone Management Act" and Fleming's is "HIPAA-CRATIC or HIPAA-CRITICAL: US Privacy Protections should be Guaranteed by Covered Entities Working Abroad."

Patel's Note, “A Public Health Imperative: The Need For Meaningful Change in the Trans–Pacific Partnership’s Intellectual Property Chapter” was accepted for publication in Volume 16.1 of the Minnesota Journal of Law Science and Technology. Additionally, Patel will serve as Note and Comment Editor for the same journal next year.



Alison Key elected MJLST Editor-in-Chief

JDP student Alison Key, a JD, MD candidate, has been elected Editor-in-Chief for Volume 16 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (MJLST) for the 2014-15 academic year. MJLST is a multidisciplinary journal addressing problems at the intersection of law, health, the sciences, and bioethics. For more information, visit Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. Congratulations, Alison!   


JDP Student weighs in on environmental issue

Sarah Schenck ImageJDP student Sarah Schenck, a JD, MPH in Environmental Health candidate, won the Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition from the American Planning Association. Her paper, “Buoying Environmental Burdens in Bankruptcy Floodwaters,” met the criterion of demonstrating “original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law, such as land use, environmental law, or local government” and was published in The Urban LawyerThe Federal Lawyer, and the Michigan Environmental Law Journal. 

Schenck’s paper explores the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental laws through the aftermath of automobile plant closures—which left environmental wastelands in their wake—and the challenges faced by local communities. “Municipalities and states can protect themselves and leverage power in cleanup negotiations by enacting strong local ordinances and state superlien statutes,” says Schenck. Read the entire paper.

Fourth JDP student to clerk at Mayo Clinic 

JDP student Roma Patel, a JD, MPH candidate in Public Health Administration & Policy, will clerk for the Mayo Clinic's legal department this coming summer (2014). She joins fellow students Pari McGarraugh, Ashley Zborowsky, and Marguerite Ahmann who have clerked for Mayo in the past.




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